Doing Business In Australia 2018.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Australia - Corporate/M&A - Tax - Regulatory & Compliance

7 July, 2018


Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to launch the 2018 edition of our Doing Business in Australia guide.


This guide has been prepared to assist international investors and business operators who are considering doing business in Australia. The guide provides an overview of the laws, rules and regulations that govern doing business in Australia.


Given that law and business practices in Australia are constantly changing and are subject to different interpretations, you should seek professional advice on specific transactions before making any business commitments or decisions. 


This edition provides a greater breadth of information and offers insight for those considering investment opportunities and business operations in Australia. New chapters have been added on Corporate Governance, Restructuring & Insolvency and Renewables.


The new guide is now in a digital only format and is responsive across all devices (desktops, tablets and mobiles). The site is fully searchable and you also have the option to print the full guide or specific segments as you require. 


Click here to view the 2018 Doing Business in Australia guide.


This publication provides an overview of the laws, rules and business practices involved in doing business in Australia. Some of the topics covered in the 2018 edition include:


  • Business Structures
  • Corporate Governance
  • Acquisition and Disposals of Business
  • Financial Services Regulation 
  • Debt Financing
  • Fundraising
  • Foreign Investment Regulation
  • Taxation and Stamp Duty
  • Immigration
  • Natural Resources
  • Privacy
  • Free Trade Agreements, Anti-Corruption, Sanctions and Export Controls


Please email us at [email protected] with your comments or feedback.


This guide is current as at 01 June 2018.


1 Overview of Australia

2 Corporate Regulators

3 Business Structures

4 Corporate Governance

5 Acquisitions and Disposals of Business

6 Regulation of Financial Services

7 Debt Financing in Australia

8 Fundraising

9 Restructuring and Insolvency

10 Foreign Investment Regulation

11 Taxation, Stamp duty and Customs duty

12 Competition Principles

13 Employment and Industrial Law

14 Immigration

15 Consumer Protection and Product Liability

16 Property Law

17 Environmental and Planning Regulation

18 Energy & Renewables

19 Natural Resources

20 Construction and Infrastructure

21 Intellectual Property

22 Privacy

23 Dispute Resolution

24 Free Trade Agreements, Anti-Corruption, Sanctions and Export Controls

25 Contributors and Resources

26 Overview of Herbert Smith Freehills


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For further information, please contact:


Andrew Pike, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

[email protected]